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Honestly I didn't think it was as bad as some of the other reviews my room was really clean and nice, yes it does suck that you have to pay extra for everything but oh well and the staff isn't that helpful or friendly but they're not rude either.
Definitely the cheapest option for a place to stay in Oslo but it cuts both ways as it draws a bit of a weird crowd. Do not count on using the internet for anything useful as it is just terrible. The communal area is subpar, at best. Had a few crazy people staying in the hostel that I was surprised were not kicked out. Probably wouldn't stay there again and would try somewhere more expensive next time.
No lockers in the room, staff was ok, but overall value for money is a bit poor. Still it's good for a short stay and if your are not spending a lot of time inside.
It was a nice hostel. Common area was downstairs where you could buy cheap bottles of beer and meet people. Dorm rooms were alright. One bathroom with shower in it, kinda weird but it was alright. And hot plate right in the room which can make for interesting smells. But let's be honest, how often are you in your room when you're out in a new city!
I had a nice stay at ANKER HOSTEL. I met good people. Hot water, security and great location. The staff was fine. 10/24/2014-10/26/2014. USA.
There were no lockers in the room to store valuables. There was a kitchenette in the room but utensils could only be rented.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Pros- Friendly staff, small but cosy sitting area, good hearty breakfast in the morning. Cons- cramped rooms, had to share one bathroom with 7 other people. Downstairs bathrooms were very dirty. No lockers in rooms. Had to pay for sheets. Had to pay to rent cookware. Overall I wasn't impressed with the hostel.
I would like just to say thank you to Marie (staff member) she is really helpfull and friendly.
AVOID >>> I was able to arrange other accommodation. Cancelled my booking within their cancellation period. Was notified a day later I would be charged the full amount of a night's stay in addition to my deposit. When I pointed out that a refund was required they deliberately and erroneously reported that my booking is now listed as a "no show". I had to call CHASE and file a dispute. Long story short, I am put off by Anker's shady business practices and poor customer service.
A soul-less place - it was all that reviewers before me had advised. There were endless add-on costs, miserable cooking facilities, dirty hired saucepans, a wet bathroom, queues for the bathroom (7 roommates x 30 mins each before I could get in the door), dodgy part of town - but I did find the staff okay. I recommend using the Hosteling International Hostel in the middle of town instead - all their costs are included and it is clean and lovely.
The only "cheap" option in a very expensive country. Kitchens in the room are very very poor. They charge you for everything... sheets, penlock, etc.
Hostel was in a fairly good location 10 min walk to downtown. Recommend walking over to the brewery and trying some beers only 5 min walk away.
Dear travelers, I usually never leave any review but this time I really had to. To make it short : just avoid that place. Dirty, unsafe, expensive, unfriendly, ... If you have the chance to find another hostel, just go for it. Otherwise, try couch surfing... or anything !
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Staff seemed unfriendly but were helpful. Hostel is in a good location, ten minute walk from main train station. Not enough power points in room for all guests. Kitchen facilities weren't good, had to pay deposit for pots, pans, cutlery etc (which they did not give us enough of) and cook food in room. Too expensive given the facilities but you won't get much cheaper in Oslo.
it's expensive, but so is everything in oslo. other than that it's a great place, has everything you need for a nice stay!
This is a very good hostel on the periphery of main areas. Clean rooms/linen. Strudy bunk beds. Friendly staff. I'd highly recommend this hostel.
Good place, a ten minute walk from the station (albeit in the "wrong" direction, away from downtown and the fjord). We had an 8-bed ensuite dorm - and the bathroom was excellent. All in all, I'd definitely stay there again.
Worse! Bad experience! When I came in the middle of the night, there was someone in my bed. Reception gave room to guests which was already full, so other took my bed, since i wasn't there yet. I had to argue with another guest at 1 am! After told the receptionists, she didn't even say sorry! She answered our questions with cold face. Terrible! Pricey! No locker, no common kitchen, no personal bed light, limited electric sockets in room, pay extra for linens. WON'T RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE!
Having stayed in a number of great hostels around the world this one was pretty underwhelming, and not unique. It's in a good location though and not overly expensive for Norway in comparison to other places.
Terrible facilities, no proper kitchen, one toilet for eight people in one room, TERRIBLE internet, staff is not very helpful... Very bad hostel. You neef to pay for EVERYTHING! Located in a not very safe area full of junkies.